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    I am intrigued at the idea of using a synthetic...

    I am intrigued at the idea of using a synthetic dubbing like this sow scud rainbow dubbing in a dubbing loop to form a thorax, or even an entire fly body. I have a caddis emerger pattern tied that...
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    Kelly Galloup sells this fly at the Slide Inn...

    Kelly Galloup sells this fly at the Slide Inn with pieces of krystal flash tied on each side of the deer hair.
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    Email sent on partridge.

    Email sent on partridge.
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    What color and brand is your super saddle? I...

    What color and brand is your super saddle? I also think I see a Hebert saddle in your picture. Is that one black?
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    Not sure I’m allowed to say this on a fly fishing...

    Not sure I’m allowed to say this on a fly fishing site, but I’m waiting with “baited breath” to see ‘em.
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    Dave - Didn’t you post this line before for sale...

    Dave - Didn’t you post this line before for sale here a short time ago, and when I contacted you about it you told me you decided to keep it for yourself and not sell it. If so, what’s up now?
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    Greg - Bob Marriott sells 1# spools of lead wire...

    Greg - Bob Marriott sells 1# spools of lead wire in a number of different diameters, including .015 diameter. John
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    I tie a much smaller version of this fly using...

    I tie a much smaller version of this fly using woodchuck guard hair for both the wing and tail, and peacock for the body and head. It is a killing pattern for me in the early season when Caddis are...
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    Jim - I don’t think he was from PA, but he came...

    Jim - I don’t think he was from PA, but he came to some of our meetings and events. Not sure how long of a drive he had to get here. John
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    Sam Slaymaker was a member of our Donegal (PA)...

    Sam Slaymaker was a member of our Donegal (PA) Chapter of TU back in the 1970’s. A small group of us used to meet monthly back then, mostly in Ken Depoe’s basement in Mount Joy, PA. However, I...
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    Thanks, Neil. I enjoyed reading your article and...

    Thanks, Neil. I enjoyed reading your article and intend to keep and treasure it and that magazine for as long as I’m able.

    It was interesting to me to read your discussion about the increased...
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    Winter 1978 TROUT magazine

    In 1971, a couple years after I had graduated from college and I was just starting in my career, I purchased a large cherry slant top desk that I used to tie flies at and store much of my fly tying...
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    Dave - Just sent you an email with a question...

    Dave -

    Just sent you an email with a question or 2 on your fly line.

    John
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    I wouldn’t feel bad about your local fly shop not...

    I wouldn’t feel bad about your local fly shop not stocking dry fly hackle. I bought about 50 capes and saddles this past year, and I don’t think I got more than a couple from my local fly shop in SE...
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    It’s been said that there are 3 stages of a...

    It’s been said that there are 3 stages of a fisherman’s life. In the first stage, you want to be able to catch the most fish. In the second stage you want to catch the biggest fish, and in the...
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    Norm - I have to tell you that I think these...

    Norm -

    I have to tell you that I think these are among the prettiest flies that you?ve tied and shown here.

    However, having known Sam Slaymaker from years back, maybe I just looked at these...
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    Very nice looking fly.

    Very nice looking fly.
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    I think the video demonstrates quit well the...

    I think the video demonstrates quit well the skill required operate this daVincdi robotic machine. Select your Urologist well if your ever need to have your prostrate removed, lest a “snip” be made...
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    Over the years I’ve caught a lot of trout on a...

    Over the years I’ve caught a lot of trout on a simple black fur body ant pattern fished under the water. I often weight my line to get the ant down deep.

    I generally tie them on a size #16 hook,...
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    Scott - That’s a beautiful fly. One of your...

    Scott -

    That’s a beautiful fly. One of your nicest looking ones, among the many you’ve tied and demoed over the years, IMO.

    The bleached peacock herl looks like a completely different color...
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    Byron - I remember you put this fly on here...

    Byron -

    I remember you put this fly on here awhile back and commented on its effectiveness.

    Are you planning another trip to the Henry’s Fork, etc. again this year (if so, I suppose that time...
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    Byron - I like it. Could you provide us a...

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    I like it. Could you provide us a SBS, please. Thanks.

    John
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    No shortage of those geese here in SE PA right...

    No shortage of those geese here in SE PA right now.

    http://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2017/02/snow_geese_mass_early_at_middl.html
  24. Let me know closer in time to when you plan to be...

    Let me know closer in time to when you plan to be in that area. Since I’m just a short distance north of the Park, normally until sometime in early October, that would be nice to do.

    John
  25. Marco - Sorry to say that I have only just...

    Marco -

    Sorry to say that I have only just seen your post this afternoon, long after you rescinded your most generous offer.

    What came to my mind as I read your offer was that I would offer...
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